crafted by contemporary woodworker, evie bee, the electraply is a wooden e-bike that combines a vintage motorcycle aesthetic with sustainable design. the electric bike is made almost entirely from plywood, giving it its name, and can reach a top speed of 28 mph (45 kph).
images and video courtesy of evie bee
the design of the electraply was inspired by iconic café racers and scrambler motorcycles of the past and the desire to continue their legacy through a modern interpretation. with her passion for sustainable design and combining modern manufacturing methods with a traditional approach, evie bee sought to honor these core principles at every stage of the design and construction of the e-bike.
the electraply was designed in rhino 3D, with the frame milled on the CNC machine and the stainless steel components cut on a plasma cutter. the frame is made predominantly from layers of sustainably sourced poplar ply as well as some birch ply for the outside layers. the bike is powered by the 26″ smart pie front wheel motor and a 36v 12.5ah battery allowing the bike to travel at a top speed of 28mph (45 kph) with an average range of 22 miles (35 km).
edited by: lynne myers | designboom